Missing Persian Army Found…2500 Years Later

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One of the biggest mysteries of archaeology may have been solved, with the discovery of a Persian army, 50 000 strong, who went missing around 525 B.C.

Bronze weapons, a silver bracelet, an earring and hundreds of human bones found in the vast desolate wilderness of the Sahara desert have raised hopes of finally finding the lost army of Persian King Cambyses II. The 50,000 warriors were said to be buried by a cataclysmic sandstorm in 525 B.C.”We have found the first archaeological evidence of a story reported by the Greek historian Herodotus,” Dario Del Bufalo, a member of the expedition from the University of Lecce, told Discovery News.

Vanished Persian Army Said Found in Desert [MSNBC]

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